2449. chakam
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chakam: to be wise
Original Word: חָכַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chakam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-kam')
Short Definition: wise

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be wise
NASB Translation
acting wisely (1), becomes (1), been...wise (1), deal wisely (1), exceedingly (1), make me wiser (1), makes us wiser (1), making wise (1), skillful (1), teach his wisdom (1), wise (16), wiser (2).

חָכַם verb be wise (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲכַם id.; Zinjirli חכמה wisdom, DHMSendsch.57; Assyrian —akâmu, know (with exceptional חֿ see DlPr 178 f.); Arabic restrain from acting in an evil manner, judge, govern; IV.make firm, sound, free from defect by the exercise of skill) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Proverbs 23:15; 3feminine singular חָֽכְמָה Zechariah 9:2; הָכַמְתָּ Proverbs 9:12 (twice in verse), etc. + 3t. Perfect; Imperfect יֶחְכַּם Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 21:11; וַיֶּחְכַּם 1 Kings 5:11; יֶחְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 20:1+; וֶ֯חְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 13:20; תֶּחְכַּם Proverbs 19:20; אֶחְכָּ֑מָה Ecclesiastes 7:23; plural יֶחְכָּ֑מוּ Job 32:9; Imperative חֲכַם Proverbs 27:11; חֲכָ֑ם Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 23:19 + Proverbs 13:20 Kt; חֲכָ֑מוּ Proverbs 8:33; — be or become wise, act wisely Deuteronomy 32:29 (poetry) 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9; Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 8:33; Proverbs 9:9,12 (twice in verse); Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 23:19; Proverbs 27:11; Ecclesiastes 2:15; Ecclesiastes 7:23; Zechariah 9:2; אם חכם לבך if thy mind be wise Proverbs 23:15; with accusative שׁחכמתי Ecclesiastes 2:19 wherein I have acted wisely.

Pi`el Imperfect יְחַכֵּם Psalm 105:22; suffix יְחַכְּמֵנוּ Job 35:11; תְּחַכְּמֵנִי Psalm 119:98; all make wise, teach wisdom, with acc

Pu`al Participle made wise, intensive, as it were the embodiment of wisdom חוֺבֵר חֲבָרִים מְחֻכָּם Psalm 58:6, plural הֵמָּה חֲכָמִים מְחֻכָּמִים Proverbs 30:24 (of intelligent animals).

Hiph`il Participle construct מַחְכִּימַת מֶּ֑תִי Psalm 19:8 making wise the simple.

Hithpa`el Imperfect נִתְחַכְּמָה לוֺ Exodus 1:10 (E) let us deal wisely (shrewdly) toward it (the people); 2 masculine singular תִּתְחַכַּם Ecclesiastes 7:16 make or shew thyself wise.

exceeding, teach wisdom, be make self, show self wise, deal never so wisely, make wiser

A primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act) -- X exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.

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